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UN Sec-Gen names FIRS boss Fowler member, International Experts Committee on Tax Matters

The United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, has named Tunde Fowler, Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, as a member of the International Experts Committee on Tax Matters. The committee has 25 members worldwide. Mr. Fowler’s appointment was conveyed by ...

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8.2 magnitude earthquake hits off southern Mexico

Earthquake off Mexico

An earthquake 8.1 magnitude earthquake, described by Mexico’s president Enrique Peña Nieto as the country’s strongest in a century has struck off the southern coast, killing at least 15 people. The quake, which the President said measured 8.2, struck in ...

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Ezekwesili, Chimamanda named among Einstein Foundation’s ‘100 visionaries of our time’

Adichie and Ezekwesili for Einstein foundation award

Former minister of education, Oby Ezekwesili, Chimamanda Adichie, literary icon, have been among “the leading visionaries of our time” by the Albert Einstein Foundation. The Nigerians join 98 other notable personalities in diverse fields of human endeavour around the globe ...

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Russia fires missiles at IS group

A Russian warship on Tuesday fired cruise missiles from the Mediterranean at the Islamic State group near the Syrian city of Deir Ezzor where regime forces are battling the jihadists. The Russian defence ministry said the strike, which was carried ...

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Kenya fixes October 17 for fresh presidential election

Following the order to conduct fresh elections, Kenya electoral commission has announced that a fresh presidential election will hold on October 17. Wafula Chebukati, chairman of the electoral commission, said this in a statement issued on Monday. The supreme court ...

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FULL RULING: Kenya’s Supreme Court annuls Kenyatta’s victory, orders fresh election

Kenya’s supreme court has annulled the result of the recent presidential election, saying the election “was not conducted in accordance with the constitution”. The court ruled that a new election be conducted within the next 60 days. David Maraga, Kenya’s ...

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Boris Johnson visits Nigeria; talks military links and more British investment in the country

Boris John during his visit to Nigeria checks the Navy in Lagos

UK foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, on Thursday visited Nigeria. During his visit, Mr. Johnson emphasised the close friendship between the UK and Nigeria and called for an intensification of trade between Britain and Nigeria. He expressed delight that British businesses ...

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UN Security Council condemns N Korea missile tests, warns against further test

The United Nations Security Council has unanimously condemned North Korea’s firing of a ballistic missile over Japan on Tuesday, describing it as an outrageous threat and demanded that Pyongyang not launch any more missiles. the 15-member Security Council said in ...

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HURRICANE HARVEY covers Houston with with flood (Pictures Inside)

Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey has brought flooding in the US state of Texas, and it is only expected to worsen in coming days as waters rise following a storm of historic proportions. A record 30inch of rain (75cm) has already fallen on ...

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MUDSLIDE: Tony Elumelu mourns with Sierra Leone, donates $500,000

Following the August 14 unprecedented disaster, Tony Elumelu, Founder of Tony Elumelu Foundation and Chairman of United Bank for Africa (UBA), on Wednesday 23 August, paid a state visit to the people and Government of Sierra Leone to commiserate over ...

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